photos from the 1st week are here.
just got 9 additional bookings... 4 on Saturday alone - afternoon, evening, night, and late night... going to get HEKTIK!!!
yes Apartheid museum was amazing... the PR company i'm staying with, one of the dude's girlfriend's mum is the curator there, amazing stories from her...
did a 15 minute interview on Soweto TV, will be on air this Saturday. also CCTV was here funnily enough, did one with them too. also will be on Channel O's Basement show sometime next week...
tour officially kicks off with first real show tonight BOOM!
You're in your element Zhao, congratulations. I look forward to you moving there! Please play some What What and think of me x
just back from the 3 week trip, added more text and more photos and made it into almost a proper post:
it was awesome but i definitely have a new found respect for European general punctuality and professionalism... no horrible experiences but i was just not used to everything being so fluid and subject to change: line-up, time slot, everything can change at the last minute. kinda crazy and stressful for someone not yet used to that particular kind of flow.
I find this hilarious. Did you find the volume of people's speech substantially louder too?
lol yeah you just can't be a nice guy in those situations.
so anyway i'm hearing about a new strain of house coming out of Pretoria, direct descendants of the more underground sound of the likes of Mujava, which people are calling isigubhu, which just means drum in zulu. too bad didn't make it over there this time.
didn't really have very much luck with music shopping in Joburg... and only went to some big chain outlets, which are basically all there is. i hear the really underground stuff (which in SA kind of sometimes just means stuff that has not made it big yet) are sold in small street vendors but when i went to the street where these vendors supposedly are i did not see a single one after walking up and down. and then someone told me that you can only get that stuff directly from the artists, by writing them or at their gigs... but i did get some very nice "normal" SA deep house, in the percussive tribal vein that i like. if you are interested Sloan i can upload you some.